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2019 Survey Dates

Chris Merkord

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The new U.S. Nightjar Network survey dates have are here! These dates are specifically chosen to coincide with the nights of brightest moonlight and greatest nightjar calling frequency. These are important dates to use so survey conditions are standardized across all regions of the Nightjar Survey Network. Contact nightars@nightjars.org with questions.

2019 Survey Dates:

Window 1: FL, TX, and low elevation AZ and NM: 12 April to 26 April
Window 2: Any location in the country: 11 May to 26 May
Window 3: Areas north of AZ, FL, NM, and TX, and recommended for high elevation areas in the Northern U.S.: 9 June to 25 June

Be sure to time your surveys after the moonrise. You can find moonrise information, survey instructions, and data sheets here.

Thanks to all the new and returning participants! Also, a summary report is in the works to show the data supported from all your hard work.


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